paid & volunteer positions

Working and Volunteering at the ART247 is a great way to meet people in the art community, learn new skills, and enjoy our exhibits. It provides an important service to our community by helping connect people of all ages with art.

 

 

 

Available Paid & Volunteer Positions

ART TEACHER

CRAFT INSTRUCTORS

CULTURAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR/ PRESENTOR/LECTURER

Positions:

Now seeking Art Instructors, and Crafting Instructors, and/or Cultural Education Instructors, all disciplines.

ART247 is looking for wonderful Arts & Cultural Instructors and Teachers dedicated to the Arts! From traditional classrooms, to creative studies, help us immerse Greater Western NY youth and adults in the Arts! We love your support in providing our community with great instruction, exhibitions, and programs! We offer great pay levels for all programming.

We are currently seeking successful, enthusiastic ART TEACHERS and/or CRAFT INSTRUCTORS and/or CULTURAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS/PRESENTORS/LECTURERS for multiple positions. The ideal candidate/s will be committed to providing outstanding classroom & workshop instruction, be able to create their own classroom curricula, and organizing unique, memorable events that are of the highest quality. S/he/they/them should be passionate about Art/Craft history, techniques, detail oriented, and highly creative. This role also requires excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage classroom environments. If this sounds like an opportunity that excites you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Qualifications:

  • Displays effective Leadership and verbal communications skills.
  • Displays effective collaborative skills.
  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with children/adults and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Understands basic principles of social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Demonstrates an ability to build children's'/adults' visual eye and artistic mind
  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner
  • Has a cooperative team spirit, integrity, and solid work ethic
  • Is comfortable helping children/adults strive for excellence with warmth, encouragement and direct guidance in skill building
  • Has familiarity with marketing and promoting Classes/Workshops
  • Has the ability to read the class and pace the instruction to complete the class in the assigned time frame.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates student success by demonstrating the ability to provide appropriate expectations and boundaries that promote and maintain a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Works in collaboration with the director to support the continuity of ongoing projects/workshops in the classroom and Arts & Cultural Center.
  • Teaches students a particular art discipline in depth as well as has the ability to run a multi-faceted art class
  • Must be willing to set up for class, teach class, and clean-up after class.
  • Supports Director with promotion of class and student retention.
  • Ability to retain current students and make new students feel comfortable quickly.
  • Ability to attend occasional program fundraising events.

Child-age Classes:

  • Exposes children to a diversity of materials and techniques within class medium taught.
  • Teaches students to appreciate art
  • Develops students’ artistic eye
  • Works collaboratively with Director on special programs
  • Document children's' experiences & class progress.

Adult Classes:

  • Immerses Adults in an engaging & fun experience while exposing adults to new/advanced techniques within the class medium that's being taught.
  • Periodically Document Student Experiences and Progress.Special Education Art Instruction:
  • Create specialized art objectives and goals based on the individuated needs of the class students.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Driver’s License/State Issued Photo ID and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass a DOJ background check
  • Must have cell phone and computer access-including email, and ability to call/text
  • Participate in a mandatory orientation and training meetings.
  • *For Special Education Art Instructors - Requirements: NYS Teaching Certification in art and/or Special Education is required, Prior Classroom Experience required.
  • *For Child-Age Art Education and/or Workshop Instructors - Requirements: Prior Classroom experience with elementary, middle, and/or junior-high age students.

Preferred:.

  • *For Adult Education and/or Workshops: Prior formal teaching and/or community edu/workshop instructor experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Art, with strong visual arts foundation.

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APPLY: Cover Letter, Resume, Portfolio, References

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $20.00 - $65.00 per hour

 

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PAINT & SIP ART INSTRUCTORS 

Positions:

Now seeking Paint & Sip Art Instructors/Teachers/Event Leaders.

ART247 is looking for wonderful energetic Paint & Sip Art Instructors/Teachers/Event Leaders dedicated to the Arts! From traditional beginner painting projects, to creative advanced projects, help us immerse Greater Western NY adults in the Arts! We also offer childrens' & teens' birthday parties! We love your support in providing our community with great instruction, exhibitions, and programs! We offer great pay levels for all programming.

We are currently seeking successful, enthusiastic Paint & Sip Art Instructors/Teachers/Event Leaders for multiple positions. The ideal candidate/s will be committed to providing outstanding classroom & workshop instruction, be able to create their own session artwork & curricula, and organizing unique, memorable events that are of the highest quality. S/he/they/them should be passionate about Art/Craft history, techniques, detail oriented, and highly creative. This role also requires excellent leadership skills and the ability to manage classroom environments. If this sounds like an opportunity that excites you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Qualifications:

  • Displays effective Leadership and verbal communications skills.
  • Displays effective collaborative skills.
  • Exhibits strong ability to build connections with children/adults and to develop an atmosphere of mutual respect
  • Understands basic principles of social, emotional and cognitive development
  • Demonstrates an ability to build children's'/adults' visual eye and artistic mind
  • Approaches problem-solving in a positive, creative and encouraging manner
  • Has a cooperative team spirit, integrity, and solid work ethic
  • Is comfortable helping children/adults strive for excellence with warmth, encouragement and direct guidance in skill building
  • Has familiarity with marketing and promoting Classes/Workshops
  • Has the ability to read the class and pace the instruction to complete the class in the assigned time frame.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates student success by demonstrating the ability to provide appropriate expectations and boundaries that promote and maintain a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • Works in collaboration with the director to support the continuity of ongoing projects/workshops in the classroom and Arts & Cultural Center.
  • Is able to create original work/s of Art and develop step by step instructions for participants to follow along to.
  • Is energetic, outgoing, and patient, with clear and concise communication skills able to present instructions for students/participants to follow along to during class.
  • Must be willing to set up for class, teach class, and clean-up after class.
  • Supports Director with promotion of class and student retention.
  • Ability to retain current students/participants and make new students/participants feel comfortable quickly.
  • Ability to attend occasional program fundraising events.

Child-age Paint Party Classes:

  • Exposes children to a diversity of materials and techniques within class medium taught per session.
  • Teaches students to appreciate art
  • Develops students’ artistic eye
  • Works collaboratively with Director on Special Programs, Example: Birthday Parties, Special School Age Events/Classes.

Adult Classes:

  • Immerses Adults in an engaging & fun experience while exposing adults to new/advanced techniques within the class medium that's being taught.

Requirements:

  • Must have a Driver’s License/State Issued Photo ID and reliable transportation
  • Must be able to pass a DOJ background check
  • Must have cell phone and computer access-including email, and ability to call/text
  • Participate in a mandatory orientation and training meetings.
  • *For Child-Age Art Education and/or Workshop Instructors - Requirements: Prior Classroom experience with elementary, middle, and/or junior-high age students.

Preferred:

  • *For Child-Age Art Education and/or Workshops: Prior Classroom experience with elementary to high-school age students.
  • *For Adult Education and/or Workshops: Prior formal teaching and/or community edu/workshop instructor experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Art, with strong visual arts foundation.

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APPLY: Cover Letter, Resume, Portfolio/Samples of Artwork, References

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $20.00 - $45.00 per hour 

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FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

Positions:

Now seeking Fundraising Coordinator.

We are currently seeking a successful, enthusiastic Fundraising Coordinator to raise funds and gather monetary donations for ART247.The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be committed to providing outstanding customer service, and be able to organize lasting and meaningful partnerships with community, vendors, and business donors. S/he/they/them should be passionate about hospitality, detail oriented, and highly creative. This role also requires excellent leadership skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities while overseeing the big picture. If this sounds like an opportunity that excites you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Fundraising Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Raise funds for our cause and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets
  • Research potential donors and sponsors to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for our organization
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating events meant to raise funds and coordinate activities of volunteers and interns related to event planning and execution
  • Assist our Graphic Design Team in creating marketing materials, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising pushes
  • Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and sponsors, and manage regular donor communications
  • Build upon existing donor and sponsor relationships, and form new donor and sponsor relationships on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities

Event Planner Requirements and Qualifications:

  • BS in Business Management, Communications, or related field (Preferred.)
  • Proven successful work experience as a Fundraising Coordinator.
  • Creative, impressive portfolio of previous Fundraising accomplishments.
  • Outstanding time management and communication skills
  • Solid marketing and sales skills and proven ability to build fruitful business relationships.
  • Exceptional multitasking skills to manage multiple projects independently and consistently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and familiar with all relevant technology.
  • Willingness to submit professional references from previous clients.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Fundraising: 4 years (Preferred.)
  • Communications: 4 years (Preferred.)
  • Grant Writing: 4 years (Preferred.)
  • Education: Bachelor's (Preferred.)

 

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REQUIRED: Cover Letter, Resume, Portfolio, References

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $33,099.01 - $87,830.46 per year

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Volunteer:

Don't have formal instructional experience but want to get involved? Volunteer with ART247! A variety of volunteer positions are available for energetic individuals that help support art education in our community, and enrich your experience in the arts. Gain experience by assiting our Art Instructors in classes, help guide art students, and assist students in learning techniques taught by instructors.  

 

Other ways to volunteer
ART247 is always in need of volunteers. We offer a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities to support the Art Center as a volunteer including helping with special projects and at special events, assisting with tours and classes, and assisting at our front desk and gift shop during special shows and events.

For more information about volunteering at ART247, please contact us at 716-404-9884 or use the form link below to fill out an volunteer application.

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